I've heard noise about Google Classrooms and I'm trying to ascertain what it is and what it isn't.
Google says: Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. More....It's a suite of productivity tools...
Classroom is only available for Google Apps for Education users at this time.
Here's my question. Can I use Google Classrooms instead of Moodle as a way to give out assignments, collect them, grade them, return them?
I asked on a Google forum and was told:
"... Google Classrooms does not offer a core comprehensive grade book or other traditional features found in other LMS solutions.
I asked whether Google Forms could be used with Classroom as a way to get assignments from students.
Answer: "there currently isn't an embedded Forms or Quizzing feature within Google Classroom but using Google forms is still a very useful way to collect data or quiz students."
When I checked on Google forms to see it could handle the technology enhanced features required for CCSS assessments, I see that Google Forms supports these data types:
|Google Forms Supports These Inputs|
Here's the Google forum discussion: